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Sen. Roy Blunt

Sen. Roy Blunt

Republican, Missouri
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Office Phone: 202-225-6511
Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Rules and Administration
Among children in this district:
18.6% of children are in poverty
20.0% of children under 6 are in poverty
7.4% of children are in extreme poverty
14.7% are food insecure
5.1% lack health insurance

Sources: 2017 Annual Community Survey, US Dept. of Agriculture

Blunt on Child Poverty

  • voted for H.R.1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which provided for tax cuts that disporportionately favor wealthy individuals and corporations. The bill is projected to add $1.5 trillion to the national debt over ten years, which could lead to future cuts to important social safety net programs. The bill also repeals the individual health insurance mandate established under the Affordable Care Act, jeopardizing health insurance coverage for millions of people.

  • Blunt on Child Health

  • voted for H.R.195, the HEALTHY KIDS Act, which extended funding for the federal government by three weeks and extended CHIP for six years.

  • voted for H.R.1370, the Further Additional Continuing Appropriations Act, which extended funding for the government by four weeks and retroactively funded CHIP for the first half of fiscal year 2018.

  • voted for H.R.1628, the American Health Care Act, which would have repealed Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act, repealed the individual and employer health care mandates, and otherwise modified the private health insurance market.

  • voted for H.R.1892, the Bipartisan Budget Act, which extended CHIP for four additional years, funded a home visiting program for new mothers, funded community health centers, and modified funding and eligibilty requirements for foster care prevention services.

  • co-sponsored S.428, the ACE Kids Act, which would authorize states to provide coordinated care to children with complex medical conditions through enhanced pediatric health homes.

  • co-sponsored S.1859, the Healthcare Tax Relief Act, which would extend the moratorium on the annual fee on health insurance providers.

  • Blunt on Child Welfare

  • co-sponsored S.811, the Child Welfare Provider Inclusion Act, which would protect child welfare service providers that decline to provide services that conflict with sincerely held religious beliefs or moral convictions.

  • co-sponsored S.937, the Adoption Tax Credit Refundability Act, which would make the tax credit for adoption expenses refundable.

  • co-sponsored S.1257, the Modernizing the Interstate Placement of Children in Foster Care Act, which would require states to develop an electronic system to expedite the placement of children in foster care or guardianship, or for adoption.

  • co-sponsored S.1357, the Family-Based Care Services Act, which would provide funding for therapeutic family care services in Medicaid. Such programs provide parents, caregivers, or foster families with training necessary to care for children with mental illness, emotional or behavioral disorders, or other conditions.

  • co-sponsored S.3173, the Safe Home Act, which would include unregulated transfers of child custody within the definition of child abuse and neglect.

  • Blunt on Youth Justice

  • voted for the confirmation of Jeff Sessions as Attorney General,, the confirmation of Jeff Sessions as Attorney General, which CDF opposed due to Jeff Sessions’ poor record on civil rights and criminal justice.

  • co-sponsored S.860, the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Reauthorization Act, which would reauthorize the JJDPA and provide for incentive grants for local delinquency prevention programs.

  • co-sponsored S.1917, the National Criminal Justice Commission Act, which would reform sentencing laws and corrections and include provisions on parole for juveniles, sealing of juvenile records, and juvenile solitary confinement.

  • Blunt on Gun Violence Prevention

    We couldn’t find any action this member has taken on Guns. To learn more visit or call this member’s office at 202-225-6511.

    Blunt on Housing

  • co-sponsored S.2945, the Housing Choice Voucher Mobility Demonstration Act, which would establish a demonstration program to encourage families receiving housing voucher assistance to move to lower-poverty areas.

  • Blunt on Nutrition

    We couldn’t find any action this member has taken on Nutrition. To learn more visit or call this member’s office at 202-225-6511.

    Blunt on Early Childhood Development

  • co-sponsored S.3286, the Children and Media Research Advancement Act, which would authorize the National Institutes of Health to study the health and developmental effects of technology on infants, children, and adolescents.

  • Blunt on Education

  • voted for the confirmation of Betsy Devos as Secretary of Education,, the confirmation of Betsy Devos as Secretary of Education, which CDF opposed due to concerns about Devos’s experience and her demonstrated opposition to robust enforcement of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and Title IX.

  • voted for H.J.RES.57, the resolution that nullified a Department of Education rule providing for federal standards for states implementing plans to meet the needs of historically marginalized groups under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965.

  • co-sponsored S.2495, the STOP School Violence Act, which would reauthorize a grant program for school security to train local law enforcement, school personnel, and students and to develop an anonymous reporting system for violent threats at school.

  • co-sponsored S.2513, the School Safety and Mental Health Services Improvement Act, which would provide for grants to schools for improved security measures, improved mental health training for school employees, and technical assistance for programs designed to improve mental health care for children.

  • co-sponsored S.3102, the Student Empowerment Act, which would allow for private kindergarten through grade 12 expenses to be paid from a tax-advantaged 529 savings account, effectively providing a federal subsidy for private education.

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